Newmilns Regeneration Association
Newmilns Regeneration Association


Newmilns Regeneration Association are recruiting for a part time Community Development Officer




The group has taken the decision to postpone the Festival Weekend this year with a view to returning in May 2021

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Newmilns Regeneration Association were pleased to support Newmilns Gala Day with our float!

Our Celebrity Chef for the 2019 Food Festival has been confirmed as Tony Singh, MBE!

Loudoun Valley Trust Announce 2019 Calendar!

Lord-Lieutenant presents The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Association Attends Garden Party Hosted By The Queen

Buckingham Palace Honours Voluntary Activities of Ayrshire Group

Ongoing Makeover For Former Post Office

Streets Are Shining In Our Town

Newmilns Festival Weekend Gets New Website

Placemaking Plan Is Delivered To Cabinet At East Ayrshire Council

Food Festival Welcomes A Masterchef!

Former Post Office Face-lift Continues

Newmilns Regeneration Association Secures Festival Funding

2017 Round up of Newmilns Regeneration Association's Events & Accounts.

Get your Christmas shopping done early at our amazing Christmas Fayre!
Notice of Newmilns Regeneration Association's 2017 Annual General Meeting.

We are extremely excited to announce our main prizes for the raffle at this years Newmilns Food Festival, generously donated by J H DONALD

We are looking for people to send in their signature recipe that could be published in our Newmilns Food Festival programme that will be seen by 3,000+ people!

Newmilns Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 9th April, Lanfine Estate - in conjunction with Darvel Improvement Group - free to attend event.

Newmilns Christmas Fayre is on Sunday 11th December, 2pm-4pm in the Morton Hall
The first Newmilns Food Festival was a great success with a brilliant turnout from the community and visitors from further afield!
Annual General Meeting of Newmilns Regeneration Association is to be held on Tuesday 11th October 2016
Six drop in sessions wil be held for private landlords and tenants in Newmilns Library during August and September
The NRA Float won 1st Prize at Newmilns Gala Day on Saturday!
Newmilns Food Festival Team wins £1,000 from Valley Ventures!

Today saw the official handover of keys from the last Postmaster, David Gulline, to Loudoun Valley Trust, who have agreed to lease the Post Office to Newmilns Regeneration Association

The Public Meeting for Newmilns Regeneration Association was held in the Morton Hall on Sunday 24th April and it went well, with a surprise announcement and an update on what we've been up to!

Public Meeting - Sunday 24th April 2pm-4pm in the Morton Hall - give us your ideas, opinions and feedback on the Action Plan for Newmilns

Announcing the first Newmilns Food Festival!  Saturday 17th September 2016, 11.00am - 5.00pm at Jamieson Park, Newmilns.

Organised by the Newmilns Regeneration Association and supported by local businesses, the Community Food Fund and Awards for All, this FREE to attend Food Festival will showcase the best of local food and drink. 

The NRA is delighted to announce Newmilns Christmas Fayre, Friday 4th December 6.00pm - a joint effort between Loudoun Church, Newmilns Community Council and Newmilns Regeneration Association.
NRA received grant from Big Lottery Fund - Awards for All
Community Worker, Michael Fullerton leaves for pastures new

Annual General Meeting Tuesday 8th September at 7pm


Newmilns Regeneration Association Announcement - Hopi Energy

The NRA are holding a "Coffee, Cake and Reminisicing Morning" on Saturday 16th May in the Church Hall 10am - 12 noon

The new NRA Notice Board has now been erected in Newmilns

Meeting to be held in the Morton Hall on Thursday 30th April 2pm-6pm for all Newmilns Groups and Businesses

The NRA have applied for funding for Planters, Bins and Benches

Darvel Music Festival 2015 runs from 1st May to 10th July in Darvel Town Hall

The Ladies Social Club Over 60's Concert Friday 10th April - Newmlns Bowling Club
Carol Singing at Lady Flora's then a Christmas Fayre in the Church Hall on Friday 28th November at 6.30pm
Jamieson Park Asset Transfer is rejected by NRA committee members at meeting on 9th September
Newmilns Regeneration Association are now officially a registered charity!
Town Tidy - Saturday 30th August - bring a brush, shovel and hoe with you!

Just in time for the Newmilns Gala, we're very proud to launch our Love Newmilns range of products.

Notice of Special Meeting to amend Constitution Tuesday 12th August 7pm
HRH Prince of Wales visited Morton Young & Borland on Friday 25th July 2014

NRA's Love Newmilns Facebook page has had overwhelming support from across the planet!

A team of our NRA members headed off to the capital to present a petition from the town.

Loudoun Church Holiday Club 11-15 August 2014

The Newmilns Gala Day will be held on Saturday 9th August 2014

Newmilns launch new action plan and is one of six areas to benefit from funding from Ayrshire programme which aims to transform 21 local communities.

Darvel Music Festival Dates Announced

Darvel Music Festival 2015 runs from 1st May to 10th July in Darvel Town Hall

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The 14th Darvel Music Festival kicks off with six fantastic concerts held between 1st May and 10th July in Darvel Town Hall. The festival is a community-led initiative run by a group of volunteers and everything they do is to assist with the regeneration of their Town and local area. 

The first weekend will feature three great rock/blues concerts. 1st May the American Grammy Nominated blues, roots and gospel flavoured Heritage Blues Quintet will be ably supported by the wonderful Jo Harman band. The next night music fans will get the chance to enjoy the amazing British Blues All Stars which include Pick Withers of Dire Straits, Dave Kelly of the Blues Band and Zoot Money. The band will be supported by the raw R&B blues act TC and the Moneymakers. The weekend will end on a high as the Festival has a Scottish exclusive show from US country rock/blues guitarist David Grissom (he has toured and played with John Mellencamp, The Allman Brothers, The Dixie Chicks and Joe Ely). David will perform with his full band and supported by London-based blues/roots artist Sean Taylor.

Jazz-rock and blues acts will once again be highlighted in part two of the Darvel Music Festival concert series on the 19th and 20th of June. First up, we welcome back from Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois, Hamilton Loomis and the Larry McCray Band. This will be an amazing double bill by two of the best exponents of blues/soul and rhythm and blues and not to be missed!

On the 20th of June you will be in for a very special night! Larry Carlton of Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Crusaders fame will perform with his fabulous Quartet. The multi-Grammy award winner and 3rd best guitarist of all-time (as voted by readers of the prestigious Rolling Stone magazine) will make only his second appearance in Scotland in the past 35 years and both exclusive concerts have taken place at Darvel! One of the UK’s finest jazz/pop guitarists Nigel Clark will be supporting the Larry Carlton Quartet.

The concert series will finish on high on the 10th of July. Acclaimed soul/pop and rock vocalist Paul Carrack will perform with his eight piece band and will be supported on the night by soul/blues outfit Lights out by Nine and 80’s pop heart throb Owen Paul. Paul Carrack has sold millions and recorded many famous recordings including ‘How Long’ by Ace, ‘The Living Years, Silent Running and Over my Shoulder’ with Mike and the Mechanics and ‘Tempted’ by Squeeze amongst many others.

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